Details Of Doctor Who’s USA-Set Two Parter

It’s no longer just a rumour: the Doctor is coming to America. In the two-part opening story of the next season of Doctor Who, everybody’s favourite timelord and (my favourite) companions, Amy and Rory, will all be taking a trip to the USA of the 1960s.

According to the BBC’s press release, the episodes have been written by Steven Moffat and will be shot from later this month going into November. Only some of the filming will be done in the US, some of it will still be done in Cardiff, and BBC America are being credited as co-producers.

Says Moffat:

The Doctor has visited every weird and wonderful planet you can imagine, so he was bound to get round to America eventually. And of course every Doctor Who fan will be jumping up and down and saying he’s been in America before… but not for real, not on location and not with a story like this one.

What we know of the story so far is pretty slim: River Song will appear, the story will start in Utah and at some point, the characters will end up in the Oval Office.

Hmmm. Utah you say…